May 24, 1933 (17th Parliament, 4th Session)


Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU (Translation):

might as well dispose of the subject immediately. Does the hon. member consider that it would be fair, from the standpoint of the unit of representation, to join Chambly to Laprairie-Napierville? Does my hon. friend not know that the south shore, that is Chambly, is increasing its population from year to year? With this constant increase Chambly
will likely have, within five years, a population from 20 to 25 thousand greater than it has now. Would it be fair to join Chambly to two other counties? I must say to my hon. friend that the committee took all that into consideration when it prepared the schedule to this bill. The question of political advantage or of whether the Minister of Marine would find himself in a better position at the coming election, should he be a candidate, did not enter into consideration at all.

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